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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JUNE 1, 2013
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At Fonterra, we think one of the best
ways to look after New Zealand's
future is to look after our kids. That's
why together with our 10,500 Fonterra
farmers we are doing our bit to help out
kids all around New Zealand by sharing
what we do best. Through the Fonterra
Milk for Schools programme, kids will
have the goodness of milk with calcium
for healthy teeth and bones and protein
to build muscle when their growing
bodies need it the most.
By the end of Term 1 2014, every school
in New Zealand with children in Years
1 -- 6 will have the opportunity to offer
free milk to their kids. The programme
is voluntary so schools and parents can
choose whether their children take part.
This term, the programme is rolling out
to schools in Canterbury. Kids in years
1 -- 6 in schools that sign up will be
offered a 180ml pack of Anchor Lite UHT
milk every school day.
As part of the programme schools also
receive the following;
1 Free delivery of milk to schools
2 Free fridges to keep the milk cold
3 Recycling kits consisting of bins and bags
4 Collection of used packaging for recycling
Fonterra Milk for Schools is
our commitment to caring for
New Zealand's kids.
TRADING TIME: Waimakariri timeXchange co-ordinator Kate Powell brings people
and their passions together to get things done.
By RACHEL MACDONALD
THE WAIMAKARIRI timeXchange
was established last September and
now has a new co-ordinator, com-
munity powerhouse Kate Powell.
Her mission is to promote the age-
old concept of sharing skills and pool-
ing hours by connecting people and
It s all about people networking to
get the jobs done. Instead of trading
in dollars, we trade in hours, she
says. Everybody has things they
enjoy doing or the equipment to get
certain tasks done, and at the same
time, there are things they don t like
doing or don t have the capacity to
manage. The timeXchange brings all
She says it s also about recognising
the huge amount of volunteering
that already happens in the com-
munity. Volunteers tend to be very
good at giving and not so good at
taking -- this way, everyone gets a
turn to give.
And they don t have to do any
more than they usually already do,
it s just that they can get something
As she says, you might love coach-
ing children, but hate doing the iron-
ing -- here s a way to do something
you enjoy and get your clothes
pressed in return.
The timeXchange concept was
brought to New Zealand by Margaret
Jeffries, of Project Lyttelton, and
Kiwis have been quick to pick up on
the idea, Ms Powell says.
The Waimakariri initiative, run
under the auspices of the Wellbeing
North Canterbury Trust, is proving
popular with both individuals and
groups, and she is helping the
Hurunui equivalent to get estab-
lished as well.
One of her most recent join-ups is
a class at Rangiora Borough School.
They were studying the concept of
enterprise and the benefits of give
and take, she says. They have since
volunteered time helping out in the
community garden and in pre-
schools, and spending time in rest-
homes. On their end, they need
someone to help make crafts at
Christmas time and to show them
how to establish a school garden.
She says it has also been interes-
ting to see how the idea bridges
communities and age groups.
Join the Waimakariri timeXchange
online at: timexchangewaimakariri.
timebanks.org or call Kate Powell on
03 327 8945 or 022 163 5199.
Classical guitarist to
perform at library
NORTH CANTABRIANS will have
the opportunity to hear classical
guitarist Federico Quercia at a
special concert at the Rangiora
library on Friday June 21.
Mr Quercia will perform a reper-
toire focused on Italian opera, with
music by Verdi and Rossini, adapted
and arranged by 19th century
classical guitarists J K Mertz and
The concert is part of Mr Quercia s
2013 tour of New Zealand, supported
by Lewis Eady & Alhambra Guitars.
Born in Naples, Italy, the passion-
ate musician began learning the
guitar under his father s guidance at
the age of 10.
He debuted as a soloist at the age
of 18 at the Circolo Artistico
Politecnico of Naples and holds a
Masters Degree in Classical Guitar
Performance with first class
In 2005, Federico was appointed
Head of Classical Guitar at Auckland
University, where he taught until
He held the same position at Wai-
kato University in 2009. While living
in New Zealand, he gave guitar reci-
tals cross the country.
At the end of 2009, Federico moved
to Santiago, Chile, and in 2010, he
was appointed Professor of classical
guitar studies at the Universidad de
He is now living back in his home
country after being appointed Head
of Guitar at the prestigious S.S.
Annunziata Institute of Poggio
Imperiale in Florence, Italy.
The Rangiora concert is on Friday,
June 21, at 7.30pm in the Chamber
Gallery in the Rangiora library.
Tickets, which are $25 for adults
and $10 for students, are available at
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